03/2013 -
Invited talk "Big Data and Exascale Systems — Challenges and Opportunities", 1st International Workshop on the Strategic Development of High Performance Computers, Tsukuba, Japan, (Link).

01/29/2013 -
Interviewed by Tom and Tony from Tasty Trade, a real financial network (Link).

11/2012 -
Appeared in the McCormick Fall Magazine article on the Data Age.

11/14/2012 -
VivaKi Inks Deal with The Echo System & Voxsup for Exclusive Access to Social Data & Buying Platform!
Link to Announcement at Adotas.com
Link to Announcement at Yahoo!

Speaker at a Social Media Week-Chicago event hosted by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism on Sept. 28th, 2012. Presented "Action-Based Connections: Big Data Analytics in Social Media",
Link to News Article on Northwestern's Kellogg web site,
Link to presentation on YouTube.

Appeared in Northwestern Research Newsletter, September 2012.

Alok Choudhary (left), electrical engineering and computer science, met with United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at the 2012 Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Annual Conference, July 26. Choudhary gave the keynote address: "Discovering Knowledge from Massive Networks and Science Data - Next Frontier for HPC."
Dr. Choudhary w/ Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu at the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Conference, July 26th, 2012.

Dr. Choudhary's Keynote at the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowhip Conference, July 26th, 2012.

Invited to give Keynote address at the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF), Arlington, VA, 7/2012.

Keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2012), Ottawa, Canada, 5/2012.

International Exascale Software Project, Kobe, Japan, 04/2012, (Agenda).

Quoted in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Discovery Article,
"HPC must ramp up efficiency to deal with extreme-data flood", 03/2012, (Article).

SDAV (Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization) was formally announced March 29th as part of the Obama Administration's "Big Data Research and Development Initiative".

Exciting News! White House Invitation.
Received an invitation from the White House and will attend the Big Data Event on March 29th in Washington DC. The purpose of the Big Data Event is to address the challenges and opportunities relating to "Big Data". Specifically, the Big Data Event provides the opportunity to learn about several new federal efforts relating to big data and to provide a discussion forum where leaders from government, academia and industry can work together on this important challenge.

Recognition of DOE (Department of Energy) supported research through the NSF (National Science Foundation) Expeditions program on climate science problems. The results of this research will be featured in an advertisement by North Carolina State University in the Chronicle of Higher Education and will be published as an article on the DOE (Department of Energy) website. Dr. Choudhary and Dr. Nagiza Samatova have been invited to present this work to the ASCAC (Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee) of the DOE, 03/2012 (Presentation) .

International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2011) Keynote speaker, Bangalore, India 12/2011
"Discovering Knowledge from Massive Social Networks and Science Data - Next Frontier for HPC", (program) (abstract).

Distinguished Lecture Series, Boston University 09/2011
"Discovering Knowledge from Massive Data and Social Networks".

Understanding Climate Change Workshop, University of Minnesota 08/2011,
"Developing Scalable and Power-Efficient Data Mining Kernels"

Data Intensive Computing Workshop, The City University of New York 07/2011
"Discovering Knowledge from Massive Social and Science Network Unstructured Data".

Pulse of Tweeters website & related media

Pulse of The Tweeters website

DiscoveryNews Can Twitterblitzing Start an Effective Twitter Trend? 08/2011
Pulse of The Tweeters in Huffington Post 05/2011
Pulse of The Tweeters Related Links
Dr. Choudhary on NPR/WBEZ Worldview
NU Article - Website Ranks Most Influential Tweeters
Dr. Choudhary's interview on ABC 7
Article from thenextweb.com Social Media

Northwestern University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Meet the faculty series
: Alok N. Choudhary

High-Performance Data Mining: An Essential Paradigm for Knowledge Discovery

Alok Choudhary on Colombian National Radio

Alok Choudhary recently spoke with a journalist in Bogotá, Colombia about his research where he found that celebrities on Twitter with millions of followers are mostly ignored. The interview was broadcast on Sunday November 14, 2010

Click for more information and audio link of the interview

Deans Grand Challenge Lectures in Medicine and Engineering: Alok Choudhary
High-Performance Data Mining: An Essential Paradigm for Knowledge Discovery